Neva was one of Dragonfly in Eau Claire’s first 20 clients in the Fast Fit program, in 2013.

“For the first 35 years of my life I was someone who always admired athletes from afar. I did not play sports growing up and did not workout much in my youth or as an adult. When I was in my early thirties I had tried different gyms, different workout classes and trainers. None of these gyms or trainers ever made me want to come back to continue on a healthier lifestyle until I met up with a childhood classmate in the fall of 2013. Emily had told me she opened a small gym and had a program to help with obtaining my goals. That gym was Dragonfly and the program was called Fast Fit.

In the first 6 months I had achieved many fitness goals and a few I didn’t know I had in me. I remember when my trainer told me to do 3 burpees in the first month I was working out, I literally cried. Fast forward to 2020 and I completed 650 burpees in less than 45 minutes.

In the beginning I never considered myself a runner. I was always the kid in class that could never run a full mile because I had asthma so I never attempted to run as an adult. After working out at Dragonfly for four months a friend asked if I would do a 5k with her. Naturally I laughed and said, “I am not a runner and have never ran a full mile before.” She looked at me and said, “if you can workout at Dragonfly for 30 minutes a day you can easily complete a 5k!” I signed up for my first 5k and two months later I ran my first 5k in 28 minutes. I became hooked on fitness.

Two years later I started teaching classes. I have been teaching Fast Fit, Circuits, Abs class, and line dancing for 4 years now and it has become a passion of mine to help others that are in the same spot I was.

This gym and this program has allowed me to share my life with the most amazing people that have become friends and family.

I look forward to meeting new people in Menomonie and share this amazing program with even more amazing people.

I continue to further my education through ISSA training and nutrition programs.